If you were wondering how to keep your child entertained in the house through the lockdown then read on! Disney’s The Lion King is a beloved classic for people of all ages. The broadway team of the film is offering free theatre classes to introduce children to the art form. By Manya Saini

The Broadway production of Disney’s The Lion King is here to rescue your kids from boredom and beat the lockdown blues with free virtual theatre courses that bring art and entertainment to your home. The Lion King Experience website was originally designed for the use of schools who were performing the musical, but it has now been made available to all as schools are closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

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The Broadway spectacle is currently on a hiatus, but it is here to enchant children by introducing them to the world of theatre. That too through the lens of a classic and from the safety of their homes. The curriculum includes multiple lessons and worksheets along with online videos and resources. It covers a wide range of topics encompassing production such as original music, directing, playwriting, and designing among others.

The sessions are introduced and narrated by the stars of the Broadway musical Jelani Remy and Syndee Winters. The classes are planned in two sets–first is for ‘Kids‘ between the ages of 8 to 11, while the ‘Junior’ sessions are for children in the age group of 12 to 15.

 

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The kids will be able to track their progress as they work their way through the curriculum, which, in the end, requires them to share a complete mini-production with everyone in their home. They will even get to celebrate all their hard work after the performance with a certificate to honour the achievement.

Disney has been lending a helping hand through the crisis with initiatives like this to help us all stay motivated and inspired. This is your chance to see kids in your home explore their creative side with this hands-on virtual experience, which is sure to keep them engaged for a long time.

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